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Nilsson, IngMarie
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Yim, C., Chung, Y., Kim, J., Nilsson, I., Kim, J.-S. & Kim, H. (2021). Spc1 regulates the signal peptidase-mediated processing of membrane proteins. Journal of Cell Science, 134(13), Article ID jcs258936.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Spc1 regulates the signal peptidase-mediated processing of membrane proteins
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2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Cell Science, ISSN 0021-9533, E-ISSN 1477-9137, Vol. 134, nr 13, artikel-id jcs258936Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Signal peptidase (SPase) cleaves the signal sequences (SSs) of secretory precursors. It contains an evolutionarily conserved membrane protein subunit, Spc1, that is dispensable for the catalytic activity of SPase and whose role remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the function of yeast Spc1. First, we set up an in vivo SPase cleavage assay using variants of the secretory protein carboxypeptidase Y (CPY) with SSs modified in the N-terminal and hydrophobic core regions. When comparing the SS cleavage efficiencies of these variants in cells with or without Spc1, we found that signal-anchored sequences became more susceptible to cleavage by SPase without Spc1. Furthermore, SPase-mediated processing of model membrane proteins was enhanced in the absence of Spc1 and was reduced upon overexpression of Spc1. Spc1 co-immunoprecipitated with proteins carrying uncleaved signal-anchored or transmembrane (TM) segments. Taken together, these results suggest that Spc1 protects TM segments from SPase action, thereby sharpening SPase substrate selection and acting as a negative regulator of the SPase-mediated processing of membrane proteins.

Nyckelord
SPCS1, Signal peptidase, Signal sequence, Spc1, Transmembrane
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Biologiska vetenskaper
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-197345 (URN)10.1242/jcs.258936 (DOI)000679478500017 ()34125229 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2021-09-30 Skapad: 2021-09-30 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-02-25Bibliografiskt granskad
Andersson, A., Kudva, R., Magoulopoulou, A., Lejarre, Q., Lara, P., Xu, P., . . . Tellgren-Roth, Å. (2020). Membrane integration and topology of RIFIN and STEVOR proteins of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. The FEBS Journal, 287(13), 2744-2762
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Membrane integration and topology of RIFIN and STEVOR proteins of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite
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2020 (Engelska)Ingår i: The FEBS Journal, ISSN 1742-464X, E-ISSN 1742-4658, Vol. 287, nr 13, s. 2744-2762Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The malarial parasite Plasmodium exports its own proteins to the cell surfaces of red blood cells (RBCs) during infection. Examples of exported proteins include members of the repetitive interspersed family (RIFIN) and subtelomeric variable open reading frame (STEVOR) family of proteins from Plasmodium falciparum. The presence of these parasite-derived proteins on surfaces of infected RBCs triggers the adhesion of infected cells to uninfected cells (rosetting) and to the vascular endothelium potentially obstructing blood flow. While there is a fair amount of information on the localization of these proteins on the cell surfaces of RBCs, less is known about how they can be exported to the membrane and the topologies they can adopt during the process. The first step of export is plausibly the cotranslational insertion of proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of the parasite, and here, we investigate the insertion of three RIFIN and two STEVOR proteins into the ER membrane. We employ a well-established experimental system that uses N-linked glycosylation of sites within the protein as a measure to assess the extent of membrane insertion and the topology it assumes when inserted into the ER membrane. Our results indicate that for all the proteins tested, transmembranes (TMs) 1 and 3 integrate into the membrane, so that the protein assumes an overall topology of Ncyt-Ccyt. We also show that the segment predicted to be TM2 for each of the proteins likely does not reside in the membrane, but is translocated to the lumen.

Nyckelord
membrane protein topology, N-linked glycosylation, Plasmodium, RIFIN protein, STEVOR protein
Nationell ämneskategori
Biokemi och molekylärbiologi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-177797 (URN)10.1111/febs.15171 (DOI)000504344200001 ()31821735 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2020-01-21 Skapad: 2020-01-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-02-26Bibliografiskt granskad
Lara, P., Tellgren-Roth, Å., Behesti, H., Horn, Z., Schiller, N., Enquist, K., . . . Nilsson, I. (2019). Murine astrotactins 1 and 2 have a similar membrane topology and mature via endoproteolytic cleavage catalyzed by a signal peptidase. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 294(12), 4538-4545
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Murine astrotactins 1 and 2 have a similar membrane topology and mature via endoproteolytic cleavage catalyzed by a signal peptidase
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2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 294, nr 12, s. 4538-4545Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Astrotactin 1 (Astn1) and Astn2 are membrane proteins that function in glial-guided migration, receptor trafficking, and synaptic plasticity in the brain as well as in planar polarity pathways in the skin. Here we used glycosylation mapping and protease protection approaches to map the topologies of mouse Astn1 and Astn2 in rough microsomal membranes and found that Astn2 has a cleaved N-terminal signal peptide, an N-terminal domain located in the lumen of the rough microsomal membranes (topologically equivalent to the extracellular surface in cells), two transmembrane helices, and a large C-terminal lumenal domain. We also found that Astn1 has the same topology as Astn2, but we did not observe any evidence of signal peptide cleavage in Astn1. Both Astn1 and Astn2 mature through endoproteolytic cleavage in the second transmembrane helix; importantly, we identified the endoprotease responsible for the maturation of Astn1 and Astn2 as the endoplasmic reticulum signal peptidase. Differences in the degree of Astn1 and Astn2 maturation possibly contribute to the higher levels of the C-terminal domain of Astn1 detected on neuronal membranes of the central nervous system. These differences may also explain the distinct cellular functions of Astn1 and Astn2, such as in membrane adhesion, receptor trafficking, and planar polarity signaling.

Nyckelord
signal peptidase, glycosylation, glycosylation inhibitor, cell migration, neuron, Astrotactin, central nervous system, neuronal migration, signal peptidase, topology
Nationell ämneskategori
Biologiska vetenskaper
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-168361 (URN)10.1074/jbc.RA118.007093 (DOI)000462969500022 ()30696770 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2019-05-09 Skapad: 2019-05-09 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Orrell, K. E., Tellgren-Roth, Å., Di Bernardo, M., Zhang, Z., Cuviello, F., Lundqvist, J., . . . Melnyk, R. A. (2018). Direct Detection of Membrane-Inserting Fragments Defines the Translocation Pores of a Family of Pathogenic Toxins. Journal of Molecular Biology, 430(18), 3190-3199
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Direct Detection of Membrane-Inserting Fragments Defines the Translocation Pores of a Family of Pathogenic Toxins
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2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Molecular Biology, ISSN 0022-2836, E-ISSN 1089-8638, Vol. 430, nr 18, s. 3190-3199Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Large clostridial toxins (LCTs) are a family of homologous proteins toxins that are directly responsible for the symptoms associated with a number of clostridial infections that cause disease in humans and in other animals. LCTs damage tissues by delivering a glucosyltransferase domain, which inactivates small GTPases, across the endosomal membrane and into the cytosol of target cells. Elucidating the mechanism of translocation for LCTs has been hampered by difficulties associated with identifying marginally hydrophobic segments that insert into the bounding membrane to form the translocation pore. Here, we directly measured the membrane-insertion partitioning propensity for segments spanning the putative pore-forming region using a translocon-mediated insertion assay and synthetic peptides. We identified membrane-inserting segments, as well as a conserved and functionally important negatively charged residue that requires protonation for efficient membrane insertion. We provide a model of the LCT pore, which provides insights into translocation for this enigmatic family of a-helical translocases.

Nyckelord
bacterial toxins, Clostridium difficile, large clostridial toxins, membrane insertion, translocation
Nationell ämneskategori
Biologiska vetenskaper
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-161077 (URN)10.1016/j.jmb.2018.07.001 (DOI)000444668100012 ()29990469 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2018-11-01 Skapad: 2018-11-01 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-02-26Bibliografiskt granskad
Bañó-Polo, M., Baeza-Delgado, C., Tamborero, S., Hazel, A., Grau, B., Nilsson, I., . . . Mingarro, I. (2018). Transmembrane but not soluble helices fold inside the ribosome tunnel. Nature Communications, 9, Article ID 5246.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Transmembrane but not soluble helices fold inside the ribosome tunnel
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2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Nature Communications, E-ISSN 2041-1723, Vol. 9, artikel-id 5246Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Integral membrane proteins are assembled into the ER membrane via a continuous ribosome-translocon channel. The hydrophobicity and thickness of the core of the membrane bilayer leads to the expectation that transmembrane (TM) segments minimize the cost of harbouring polar polypeptide backbones by adopting a regular pattern of hydrogen bonds to form a-helices before integration. Co-translational folding of nascent chains into an a-helical conformation in the ribosomal tunnel has been demonstrated previously, but the features governing this folding are not well understood. In particular, little is known about what features influence the propensity to acquire a-helical structure in the ribosome. Using in vitro translation of truncated nascent chains trapped within the ribosome tunnel and molecular dynamics simulations, we show that folding in the ribosome is attained for TM helices but not for soluble helices, presumably facilitating SRP (signal recognition particle) recognition and/or a favourable conformation for membrane integration upon translocon entry.

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Biologiska vetenskaper
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-163699 (URN)10.1038/s41467-018-07554-7 (DOI)000452633200005 ()30531789 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2019-01-18 Skapad: 2019-01-18 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-03-28Bibliografiskt granskad
Ch'ng, J.-H., Sirel, M., Zandian, A., del Pilar Quintana, M., Chan, S. C., Moll, K., . . . Wahlgren, M. (2017). Epitopes of anti-RIFIN antibodies and characterization of rif-expressing Plasmodium falciparum parasites by RNA sequencing. Scientific Reports, 7, Article ID 43190.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Epitopes of anti-RIFIN antibodies and characterization of rif-expressing Plasmodium falciparum parasites by RNA sequencing
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2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Scientific Reports, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 7, artikel-id 43190Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Variable surface antigens of Plasmodium falciparum have been a major research focus since they facilitate parasite sequestration and give rise to deadly malaria complications. Coupled with its potential use as a vaccine candidate, the recent suggestion that the repetitive interspersed families of polypeptides (RIFINs) mediate blood group A rosetting and influence blood group distribution has raised the research profile of these adhesins. Nevertheless, detailed investigations into the functions of this highly diverse multigene family remain hampered by the limited number of validated reagents. In this study, we assess the specificities of three promising polyclonal anti-RIFIN antibodies that were IgG-purified from sera of immunized animals. Their epitope regions were mapped using a 175,000-peptide microarray holding overlapping peptides of the P. falciparum variable surface antigens. Through immunoblotting and immunofluorescence imaging, we show that different antibodies give varying results in different applications/assays. Finally, we authenticate the antibody-based detection of RIFINs in two previously uncharacterized non-rosetting parasite lines by identifying the dominant rif transcripts using RNA sequencing.

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Biologiska vetenskaper Immunologi inom det medicinska området
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-141400 (URN)10.1038/srep43190 (DOI)000394930400001 ()28233866 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-04-21 Skapad: 2017-04-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-09-15Bibliografiskt granskad
Renault, H., De Marothy, M., Jonasson, G., Lara, P., Nelson, D. R., Nilsson, I., . . . Werck-Reichhart, D. (2017). Gene Duplication Leads to Altered Membrane Topology of a Cytochrome P450 Enzyme in Seed Plants. Molecular biology and evolution, 34(8), 2041-2056
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Gene Duplication Leads to Altered Membrane Topology of a Cytochrome P450 Enzyme in Seed Plants
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2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Molecular biology and evolution, ISSN 0737-4038, E-ISSN 1537-1719, Vol. 34, nr 8, s. 2041-2056Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Evolution of the phenolic metabolism was critical for the transition of plants from water to land. A cytochrome P450, CYP73, with cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) activity, catalyzes the first plant-specific and rate-limiting step in this pathway. The CYP73 gene is absent from green algae, and first detected in bryophytes. A CYP73 duplication occurred in the ancestor of seed plants and was retained in Taxaceae and most angiosperms. In spite of a clear divergence in primary sequence, both paralogs can fulfill comparable cinnamate hydroxylase roles both in vitro and in vivo. One of them seems dedicated to the biosynthesis of lignin precursors. Its N-terminus forms a single membrane spanning helix and its properties and length are highly constrained. The second is characterized by an elongated and variable N-terminus, reminiscent of ancestral CYP73s. Using as proxies the Brachypodium distachyon proteins, we show that the elongation of the N-terminus does not result in an altered subcellular localization, but in a distinct membrane topology. Insertion in the membrane of endoplasmic reticulum via a double-spanning open hairpin structure allows reorientation to the lumen of the catalytic domain of the protein. In agreement with participation to a different functional unit and supramolecular organization, the protein displays modified heme proximal surface. These data suggest the evolution of divergent C4H enzymes feeding different branches of the phenolic network in seed plants. It shows that specialization required for retention of gene duplicates may result from altered protein topology rather than change in enzyme activity.

Nyckelord
plant metabolism, membrane protein, metabolic complexity, cinnamic acid 4-hydroxylase, evolution of lignin metabolism
Nationell ämneskategori
Biologiska vetenskaper
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147142 (URN)10.1093/molbev/msx160 (DOI)000406929700019 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2017-09-28 Skapad: 2017-09-28 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Lara, P., Öjemalm, K., Reithinger, J., Holgado, A., Maojun, Y., Hammed, A., . . . Nilsson, I. (2017). Refined topology model of the STT3/Stt3 protein subunit of the oligosaccharyltransferase complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 292(27), 11349-11360
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Refined topology model of the STT3/Stt3 protein subunit of the oligosaccharyltransferase complex
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2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 292, nr 27, s. 11349-11360Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The oligosaccharyltransferase complex, localized in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of eukaryotic cells, is responsible for the N-linked glycosylation of numerous protein substrates. The membrane protein STT3 is a highly conserved part of the oligosaccharyltransferase and likely contains the active site of the complex. However, understanding the catalytic determinants of this system has been challenging, in part because of a discrepancy in the structural topology of the bacterial versus eukaryotic proteins and incomplete information about the mechanism of membrane integration. Here, we use a glycosylation mapping approach to investigate these questions. We measured the membrane integration efficiency of the mouse STT3-A and yeast Stt3p transmembrane domains (TMDs) and report a refined topology of the N-terminal half of the mouse STT3-A. Our results show that most of the STT3 TMDs are well inserted into the ER membrane on their own or in the presence of the natural flanking residues. However, for the mouse STT3-A hydrophobic domains 4 and 6 and yeast Stt3p domains 2, 3a, 3c, and 6 we measured reduced insertion efficiency into the ER membrane. Furthermore, we mapped the first half of the STT3-A protein, finding two extra hydrophobic domains between the third and the fourthTMD. This result indicates that the eukaryotic STT3 has 13 transmembrane domains, consistent with the structure of the bacterial homolog of STT3 and setting the stage for future combined efforts to interrogate this fascinating system.

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Biologiska vetenskaper
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-145793 (URN)10.1074/jbc.M117.779421 (DOI)000405119600019 ()28512128 (PubMedID)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-08-31 Skapad: 2017-08-31 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Snapp, E. L., McCaul, N., Quandte, M., Cabartova, Z., Bontjer, I., Källgren, C., . . . Braakman, I. (2017). Structure and topology around the cleavage site regulate post-translational cleavage of the HIV-1 gp160 signal peptide. eLIFE, 6, Article ID e26067.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Structure and topology around the cleavage site regulate post-translational cleavage of the HIV-1 gp160 signal peptide
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2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: eLIFE, E-ISSN 2050-084X, Vol. 6, artikel-id e26067Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Like all other secretory proteins, the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp160 is targeted to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by its signal peptide during synthesis. Proper gp160 folding in the ER requires core glycosylation, disulfide-bond formation and proline isomerization. Signal-peptide cleavage occurs only late after gp160 chain termination and is dependent on folding of the soluble subunit gp120 to a near-native conformation. We here detail the mechanism by which co-translational signal-peptide cleavage is prevented. Conserved residues from the signal peptide and residues downstream of the canonical cleavage site form an extended alpha-helix in the ER membrane, which covers the cleavage site, thus preventing cleavage. A point mutation in the signal peptide breaks the alpha helix allowing co-translational cleavage. We demonstrate that postponed cleavage of gp160 enhances functional folding of the molecule. The change to early cleavage results in decreased viral fitness compared to wild-type HIV.

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Biologiska vetenskaper
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147160 (URN)10.7554/eLife.26067 (DOI)000408198100001 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2017-09-22 Skapad: 2017-09-22 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-23Bibliografiskt granskad
Saenz, A., Presto, J., Lara, P., Akinyi-Oloo, L., Garcia-Fojeda, B., Nilsson, I., . . . Casals, C. (2015). Folding and Intramembraneous BRICHOS Binding of the Prosurfactant Protein C Transmembrane Segment. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(28), 17628-17641
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Folding and Intramembraneous BRICHOS Binding of the Prosurfactant Protein C Transmembrane Segment
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2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 290, nr 28, s. 17628-17641Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Surfactant protein C (SP-C) is a novel amyloid protein found in the lung tissue of patients suffering from interstitial lung disease (ILD) due to mutations in the gene of the precursor protein pro-SP-C. SP-C is a small alpha-helical hydrophobic protein with an unusually high content of valine residues. SP-C is prone to convert into beta-sheet aggregates, forming amyloid fibrils. Nature's way of solving this folding problem is to include a BRICHOS domain in pro-SP-C, which functions as a chaperone for SP-C during biosynthesis. Mutations in the pro-SP-C BRICHOS domain or linker region lead to amyloid formation of the SP-C protein and ILD. In this study, we used an in vitro transcription/translation system to study translocon-mediated folding of the WT pro-SP-C poly-Val and a designed poly-Leu transmembrane (TM) segment in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. Furthermore, to understand how the pro-SP-C BRICHOS domain present in the ER lumen can interact with the TM segment of pro-SP-C, we studied the membrane insertion properties of the recombinant form of the pro-SP-C BRICHOS domain and two ILD-associated mutants. The results show that the co-translational folding of the WT pro-SP-C TM segment is inefficient, that the BRICHOS domain inserts into superficial parts of fluid membranes, and that BRICHOS membrane insertion is promoted by poly-Val peptides present in the membrane. In contrast, one BRICHOS and one non-BRICHOS ILD-associated mutant could not insert into membranes. These findings support a chaperone function of the BRICHOS domain, possibly together with the linker region, during pro-SP-C biosynthesis in the ER.

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Biologiska vetenskaper
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119291 (URN)10.1074/jbc.M114.630343 (DOI)000357730900052 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2015-08-04 Skapad: 2015-08-03 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-23Bibliografiskt granskad
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